MM Agency’s Dramatic Rights Agent Hannah Ladds takes us through her recent trip to Los Angeles where she spent a week meeting producers, scouts, co-agents and finding out more about the current state of the US marketplace.

For context, Hannah visited L.A. close to the start of the WGA writers’ strike which began on 2nd May 2023. This strike has led to writers in Hollywood (and beyond) stopping work on all projects and has caused (and continues to cause on date of publication of this post) a lot of upheaval right across the industry. They have since been joined by the Screen Actors’ Guild – SAG-AFTRA – who started striking on the 13th July 2023.

If you want to find out more about what the Hollywood writers and actors are fighting for, these Deadline Hollywood and Hollywood Reporter articles give coherent coverage of the key issues.

Over to you Hannah!